# Epistemological Constraints of Mathematical Knowledge in Social Learning Settings

@inproceedings{Steinbring1998EpistemologicalCO, title={Epistemological Constraints of Mathematical Knowledge in Social Learning Settings}, author={Heinz Steinbring}, year={1998} }

- Published 1998
DOI:10.1007/978-94-011-5470-3_34

The theme of the present ICMI Study, ‘Mathematics Education as a Research Domain: A Search for Identity’ immediately leads to the question: ‘What is the object of this research?’ One direct answer that comes to mind is that it is mathematics. While this is true in some general sense, this answer is not satis-factory upon realization that the term ‘mathematics’ in the didactic context is full of ambiguity. In this context, at the onset, a more differentiated perspective on mathematical knowledge… CONTINUE READING

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